By Marilyn Dubinski
Howdy, Pounders! If you’ve been wondering where I have been for the last few weeks, the answer is all over the Mediterranean Sea, particularly Spain, France, Italy, Montenegro, and Croatia. It was a much needed (albeit exhausting) vacation during which I had limited access to the internet, but enough to keep up with all that has been going on with the Spurs, including the kinda (but not really) surprising realization that Kawhi Leonard is still a Spur, but Tony Parker and (to a lesser extent) Kyle Anderson are not.
Speaking of Leonard — perhaps the only person who has been more difficult to find lately than me — he has been spotted in Las Vegas: home of the NBA Summer League and absolutely nothing else that would attract anyone, not even rich NBA players, to the scorching desert in July.
Like all things Leonard these days, much has been made of his appearance in the same city that Spurs GM R.C. Buford is currently located in. There might be something to that, or it could also mean absolutely nothing. Practically every other NBA general manager is there as well, monitoring their own draft picks, young players, and other fringe talent that might be worth a training camp invite. ...